About: Slovenia

Enlargement 21-06-2022

Slovenia wants ‘magic formula’ on Western Balkans as EU leaders likely to fall short of solution

Slovenia has urged member states to send a strong political signal to the Western Balkans, while EU leaders are likely to fall short of firm commitments. EU leaders are set to meet for a summit between 23 and 24 June...
Elections 25-04-2022

Slovenia heading for progressive government after historic victory against conservatives

Slovenians massively voted for change, putting an end to the rule of the Janez Janša on Sunday and handing the country's destinies to Robert Golob, the leader the environmentalist Freedom Movement, who is expected to lead a progressive coalition.
Automated vehicles 28-03-2022

Autonomous vehicles will end road deaths in Europe, says Slovenian minister

The rollout of autonomous vehicles has the potential to reduce traffic by 90% and bring road deaths to zero, but serious technological hurdles remain, Mark Boris Andrijanic, Slovenia's minister for digital transformation, has said.

Logar meets French counterpart to discuss EU presidency

Slovenia's Foreign Minister Anže Logar met his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian in Paris on Thursday (16 December) to present the achievements of the Slovenian presidency of the Council of the EU and to continue work on key European dossiers.

Logar says resolution on Slovenia ‘political document’

The resolution on the rule of law in Slovenia that the European Parliament will vote on later this week is a political document which does not require special attention, Foreign Minister Anže Logar said in Brussels on Monday.

EU trio holds consultations as end of Slovenia’s stint nears

Slovenia hosted consultations between the trio of Germany, Portugal and Slovenia in light of their joint 18-month presidency of the Council of the EU on Tuesday (7 December), with the importance of economic recovery after the COVID-19 pandemic being emphasised....
Media 09-11-2021

Slovenia to restore funding for news agency after EU pressure

Following pressure from the European Union, Slovenia on Monday (8 November) agreed to restore funding to the country's sole news agency STA, suspended since December after the conservative government criticised its reporting.

Slovenian environment minister: Climate summit key step for Earth’s future

The COP26 climate conference is a crucial step for the future of our planet and younger generations, Slovenian Environment Minister Andrej Vizjak said at Monday's press conference in Glasgow, UK. "It is time we act responsibly and move up from good intentions to concrete actions," he added.

SIRENE bureau heads discuss changes to SIS in informal meeting

An informal meeting of the heads of the national SIRENE bureaus, responsible for the operation of national segments of the Schengen Information System (SIS), is taking place in Slovenia on Tuesday and Wednesday. Particular emphasis will be put on the...

Janša discusses importance of cooperation at Tripartite Summit

Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Janša discussed the significance of social dialogue, cooperation, green and digital transition, lifelong learning and sustainable work as he addressed a virtual Tripartite Social Summit ahead of the EU summit. The social summit, which is being...

Delo: Slovenia’s EU presidency politically dead

The newspaper Delo writes that Prime Minister Janez Janša, with his tweets targeting the European Parliament's delegation on a fact-finding mission to Slovenia, damaged Slovenia's reputation and the credibility of its EU presidency, which it says is politically dead.

Slovenian PM’s ‘Soros puppets’ tweet causes EU-wide political storm

Prime Minister Janez Janša is facing criticism after tweeting that some MEPs are “Soros puppets”. The MEP's under attack included Sophie in ‘t Veld.

EU political groups meet on margins of Western Balkans summit

Talks on the future of Western Balkan countries in the EU took place between leaders and politicians from different political groups on the sidelines of this weeks EU-Western Balkans summit.
Enlargement 05-10-2021

EU leaders to restate Western Balkans enlargement commitment but without timeline

EU leaders are set to reconfirm their commitment to further enlargement ahead of a summit with the six Western Balkan hopefuls on Wednesday (6 October), offering much broader cooperation to the region but failing to commit to a timeline, according to a draft document seen by EURACTIV.
Media 30-09-2021

Slovenia news agency chief resigns over government pressure

The head of Slovenia's STA news agency resigned Thursday (30 September), accusing the government of attempting "to subordinate the agency" by withholding funding.
Active ageing 23-09-2021

Early detection of Alzheimer’s a wish, not yet a reality in Slovenia

Early detection of Alzheimer's disease is a stated objective of health policy in Slovenia, but it remains largely unattained.
Media 07-09-2021

Court orders Slovenia government to fund under-fire news agency

Slovenia's Supreme Court ruled Monday (6 September) that the conservative government must resume financing of the country's only news agency STA, which it halted during a row over its management and reporting.
Media 18-06-2021

Slovenian PM Janša attacks Council of Europe over media freedom report

Slovenia’s Prime Minister Janez Janša has lashed out against the Council of Europe, an international human rights body, over a memorandum criticising the "striking deterioration" of the media freedom in Slovenia, which takes over the rotating EU Council presidency on 1 July.

Digital Brief, powered by FACEBOOK: Slovenia’s digital agenda, recovery plans falling short, Google sanctioned

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “We want to promote the EU digital agenda, to contribute to its success especially on the regulatory side. We...

Slovenia to speed up legislative agenda for key digital files, ambassador says

Following the COVID disruption, the upcoming Slovenian presidency of the EU Council has the ambition to pick up the legislative pace and broker a general approach on the most important proposals for the digital agenda.

Slovenian PM Janša faces EU pressure for hindering EPPO

As Slovenia prepares to take over the rotating presidency of the Council of the EU, the country's prime minister, Janez Janša, is under pressure from the European Parliament to stop obstructing the work of the Office of the European Public Prosecutor (EPPO).
Politics 20-05-2021

Slovenia PM faces impeachment vote ahead of EU presidency

Less than two months before Slovenia takes over the EU's rotating presidency, conservative Prime Minister Janez Janša is battling fires at home and abroad -- including an impeachment motion.
Global Europe 17-05-2021

Germany urges end to Middle East violence as EU calls talks

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said Sunday (16 May) it is "imperative" for Israelis and Palestinians to stop fighting and resume talks ahead of an emergency meeting this week with his EU counterparts.
Freedom of thought 28-04-2021

Democracy ‘loses currency’ in Europe, warns Freedom House

In its latest report published on Wednesday (28 April) the NGO Freedom House warns of an "antidemocratic turn" throughout Europe, “fuelling a deterioration in human freedom with global implications”.